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August 2016

20Aug 2016

My Investment Journey Part 6: to 2012 Post Financial Crisis by Stock Whittler (@dosh100)

Businessman at Fork in the Road

The recovery of the FTSE 100 from its March 2009 low of 3500 continued at a reasonable pace reaching 5800 in April 2010 a fairly remarkable increase of 63% in the major indices in little over a year. Some sectors were just going phenomenally well and in particular, house builders were simply rocketing. The likes of Barratt Developments, Taylor Wimpy that had seen a 95% fall in its value over the financial crisis had regained a significant portion of their loss but were still some 80% down from their pre-financial crisis share price; a real measure of the rout that had occurred in some sectors. I wish I had invested in more house builders at the time but unfortunately had only invested in one, the partly bombed out AIM listed Telford homes in 2009 which were doing well enough over this period and in the construction sector another love-hate stock Costain. Is it not strange that somehow we all have a share or so in our portfolio who’s figures and outlook say the right things yet continually frustrate and disappoint in terms of stock price appreciation. Yet we have that almost certain knowledge that should we sell the stock it will immediately appreciate in value.

19Aug 2016

Share Talk – Steve Shares 19th August 2016


Welcome to Share Talk and Steve Shares. This publication is an interactive update on what’s happening over social media and the trending stocks that have made the news this week.

We highlight the coming news and events in connection to your investments and holdings. So if you think that a stock or share or a piece of news will be in the spotlight soon, let Steve Shares know by contacting me via direct message @slarratt1 or by Tweeting the hash tag below and tagging me in. It is easy, use the hash tag of #LST (Share Talk) and add your company’s ticker i.e. #LST88E and tag me @slarratt1 so I can see what you are wanting Steve Shares to feature and I can share for all to see.

18Aug 2016

MiningMaven Podcast No 42 with Ortac Resources (LON:OTC) Chairman Anthony Balme and CEO Vassilios Carellas


The Management Team of Ortac Resources (LON:OTC) , Executive Chairman Anthony Balme and CEO Vassillios Carellas make their debut in this episode of The MiningMaven Podcast.

Ortac’s flagship project is their Sturec Gold project in Slovakia with a JORC compliant Au equivalent resource of 1.32 Moz, with 1,1Moz in the Measured & Indicated category. The project has had a positive Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS) carried out by SRK, so altogether its quite advanced. The company also has investments in Eritrea, Zambia and DRC.

17Aug 2016

Safe AIM Stocks 4 – AIM IHT Portfolio Construction

AIM IHT Portfolio

Today we’re going to choose our final 50 stocks to make up our AIM IHT Portfolio.


Two weeks ago, we went through magazine articles and reports from asset managers who provided inheritance tax (IHT) products to identify 44 AIM stocks that will qualify for Business Property Relief (BPR).

Last week we looked at the AIM 100 to identify another 36 stocks that qualify.

Today we’re going to whittle that list of 80 down to a final portfolio of 50 stocks.

15Aug 2016

Gervaise Heddle, Greatland Gold PLC, talks about the sulphide find at Bromus


Today Share Talk spoke with Gervaise Heddle who is the Executive Director of Greatland Gold (GGP) and also the Non-Executive Director of Thor Mining (THR). This was in relation to both GGP’s and THR’s interesting news released this morning:

Massive Sulphide Mineralisation intersected at Bromus


New drill programme to widen Tungsten resource close to planned Molyhill Mine


In this interview Gervaise covers what this means for both companies going forward, their goals and long-term potential.

15Aug 2016

“Conkers’ Corner” speaking with Reg Hoare


Welcome to the 23rd SHARE TALK’S CONKERS’ CORNER recorded on 8th July 2016. In this interview I have the pleasure of speaking with @RegHoare Reg Hoare, who is a Managing Director at MHP Financial.

As the son of a farmer Reg did not have the opportunity to follow his Dad into the family business as it had not gone so well. He instead went off to Bristol University, where he successfully completed his Degree in Politics which had a big segment in Economics. The City which had been an “alien place” to Reg prior to his studies, now as a graduate seemed “like the logical place to go”. Therefore Reg  applied for Graduate Trainee Opportunities in the City and was successful in gaining a position with Laurie Milbank a Stockbroking Partnership firm in 1983.

14Aug 2016

My Investment Journey Part 5: The Financial Crisis by Stock Whittler (@dosh100)

Businessman Receiving Bad News

Well, things had been chugging along well enough since the Iraq invasion back in early 2003 and by the end of 2007, the portfolio was looking in a very healthy state. I was really enjoying my investment life almost more so than my professional life. I was employed by an excellent company, essentially the same company for over thirty years. I had grown within that company, my career flourished and I had in truth been far more successful than my humble ambitions ever warranted.

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